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Merrick by Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles: Book 7)

7/10 A massive, sprawling canvas, teeming with colour and invention.

The Vampire Armand finished with a tantalising moment - the Vampire Lestat rising from the dead in present-day New Orleans to walk again among Anne Rice's unforgettable undead. Now Lestat lives again but in a twilight world of music and memory. In this volume it is his mesmerizing friend and coeval Louis de Pointe du Lac (originating in 18th century France and Interview with the Vampire) who is tortured by the memory of the child vampire, Claudia, whom he loved and lost. With the help of David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca organisation, Louis calls on the help of Merrick, young and gorgeous mixed-race by-blow of the rich New Orleans Mayfair clan. To save Louis' sanity, Merrick must use her black witchcraft to call up the ghost of Claudia - however dangerous this may be. There are other Mayfair spirits who will not lie still, and her search takes her close to the edge, through blood and terror, ritual and violence. Sweeping from New Orleans to the Brazilian jungle and the island of Haiti, this is vampire literature at its most tantalising, sexy and irresistible.

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Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series


Interview with the Vampire

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 1
9/10

The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 2
9/10

The Queen of the Damned

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 3
9/10

The Tale of the Body Thief

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 4
9/10

Memnoch the Devil

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 5
7/10

The Vampire Armand

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6
7/10

Merrick

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 7
7/10

Blood and Gold

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 8
8/10

Blackwood Farm

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 9
8/10

Blood Canticle

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 10
5/10

Blood Communion

The Vampire Chronicles: Book 13
9/10

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